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February 15, 2018: HSC Book Club – The Leavers, by Lisa Ko

“Deming Guo’s first six years of life were spent with his immigrant mother in New York, then China with a grandfather he’s never met, and America again. After his mother disappears from her job at a nail salon, Deming is adopted by two professors and dropped into what feels like an alien, all-white suburb upstate. This pattern of early upheaval sets Deming – now Daniel Wilkinson – on a path marked by difference and isolation. As Deming’s story unfolds, his mother’s side of the story gradually comes to light, filling in holes and ripping others open, until finally, side by side, their disparate journeys form one complete portrait of the resilience of the spirit. This is a heartbreaking, poignant, beautiful book that will stay with you for a long time.”
— Caroline Froh, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781616206888 and http://www.lisa-ko.com
February 15, 2018, noon to 1pm
Norris Library Rare Book Room 2nd floor, HSC

Feb 15, 2018 selection HSC Book Club meeting at Norris Library.


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UPC Brown Bag Book Club – Designing Your Life (An extra month! check in on 11/10 and book club 12/1)

Designing Your Life coverSo.

We resonated with last month’s book (Designing Your Life) and decided to take an extra month to lean into the exercises.
If you want some accountability in getting to the exercises, we’ll meet Nov, 10th to do a check-in.

Then we’ll have another book club meeting about the book on December 1st.

Think of it as extra time and space to end 2017 on an uplifting, rethinking priorities way.

Check in, Friday, November 10th –
Noon to 1pm
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 304
Book Club meeting: Friday, December 1st,
Noon to 1:00pm
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) rm 219

For more information about the book, https://goo.gl/wd2g65

Find the flyer here.

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WIM UPC Book club [9/15]– The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

Jade Change and The Wangs vs The World cover
Image is from this article In Electric Lit

WIM Brown Bag Book Club

The Wangs vs. The World

By Jade Chang
Book Club meeting: Friday, September 15th,
Noon to 1pm
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 304

For more information about the book, https://goo.gl/rNjZn3

Please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp in case there are updates!

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July 27, 2017: Poet Tea at HSC needs more RSVPs

The Poet Tea at HSC on Thursday, 7/27 from 5-7pm needs at least 5 more RSVPs by end of business tomorrow, Friday, 7/21. It’s in some danger of being cancelled if more people aren’t interested in attending. Event details:

Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson
This is a free book club meeting like all WIM book club meetings, just this one has a wonderful poet, tea and snacks with it. See below on what and where to read Ms. Thompson’s poetry, if you are so inclined. Or just come for the snacks (but RSVP so we have enough snacks, thanks).
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5-7pm
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room

Here’s where you RSVP: http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Here’s more information on the event: https://uscwim.org/2017/07/11/july-27-2017-hsc-book-club-poet-tea-with-lynne-thompson/
Here are some photos from the last time proving how much fun we had at the Poet Tea last February: https://uscwim.org/2017/03/02/2162017-poets-tea-photos/
Here’s the flyer link (flyer image below):
https://uscwim.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/poettealynnethompson201707271.pdf

And here’s how I’ll look if this event doesn’t happen. 🙂

So, please RSVP so I don’t have to look like that. Please?

Thank you.

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July 27, 2017: HSC Book Club Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson

Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson

This is a free book club meeting like all WIM book club meetings, just this one has a wonderful poet, tea and snacks with it. See below on what and where to read Ms. Thompson’s poetry, if you are so inclined. Or just come for the snacks (but RSVP so we have enough snacks, thanks).
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5-7pm
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room

Lynne Thompson is the author of “Start with a Small Guitar” (What Books Press, 2013) and “Beg No Pardon” (Perugia Press, 2007). She received a Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles for 2015-16.

Ms. Thompson’s “Beg No Pardon” won the 2007 Perugia Press Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. A Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of three chapbooks, “We Arrive By Accumulation”, “Through a Window” and “Jezebels on the Loose”, Ms. Thompson received commissions from Emory University and Scripps College to write poems in collaboration with a choreographer and a sculptor, respectively. Thompson’s poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Salamander as well as the anthologies New Poets of the American West and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Thompson lives in Los Angeles, California, where after 20 years, she retired from her position as Director of Employee & Labor Relations at UCLA. (Further proof that not even a day job can keep a poet from the pen!)

You can read Ms. Thompson’s poetry on these websites: http://www.poetry.us.com/lynnethompson.html https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/lynne-thompson as well as http://www.graphitejournal.com/lynne-thompson/ where she provides some insights to her writing philosophy.

Lynne mentioned she’d be reading from Start with a Small Guitar
(http://www.whatbookspress.com/start-with-a-small-guitar.html), also available at Amazon if you’d like to own it, Beg No Pardon, or Jezebels on the Loose.

Click here for pdf flyer

This event is a meeting of the USC Women in Management HSC Book Club.
This is a FREE event. RSVP deadline is July 20, 2017 so we can get the catering worked out. Please email Ginger Mayerson at mayerson@usc.edu. Please call Ginger at 323-384-6049 if you have any questions. Dates and times subject to change, please RSVP to be notified.
Seating is very limited, please RSVP at www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp ASAP and see the WIM Blog at www.uscwim.wordpress.com for more detail.

And here’s a photo from our previous poets tea in February of our past WIM president, Stacy Patterson, and our future WIM president, Kristin Moe, enjoying themselves. The lady next to Stacy is Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque Foundation and Penguin Books who was instrumental in publishing “Wide Awake,” the book we read for the event in February. Click here for a few more photos of that very fun event.

As always, you don’t have to be a member of WIM to enjoy the WIM book clubs, however, if you are ever so inclined…


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June 23, 2017: UPC Book Club “Death is a Lonely Business”

WIM Brown Bag Book Club

Death is a Lonely Business

by Ray Bradbury

ISBN 9780380789658

Next Meeting: Friday, June 23, 2017, Noon to 1:00

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 308

More information: https://goo.gl/SMQ05I

Please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp in case there are updates.

Death is a Lonely Business flyer

 

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June 19, 2017: HSC Book Club: “Nudge”

WIM HSC Book Club
Monday, June 19, 2017
Noon to 1:00pm
Norris Medical Library West Conference Room
Next book:
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN: 978-0143115267
More book information: http://nudges.org/
RSVP, helpful, but not necessary: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp

click for pdf flyer

In the most recent issue of The Economist magazine, there’s an article mentioning the authors of “Nudge,” leading me to wonder if The Economist magazine is stalking me again. An interesting read, nonetheless:
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21722163-experimental-iterative-data-driven-approach-gaining-ground-policymakers-around

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May 15, 2017: HSC Book Club — The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

WIM Brown Bag Book Club
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
by Rebecca Skloot ISBN 978- 0307888444
Next Meeting: Monday, May 15, 2017, Noon to 1:00
Norris Medical Library East Conference Room, HSC
More information: http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/
Please RSVP at www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp in case there are updates.

click for pdf flyer